Thursday, December 20, 2007

The REAL Bill Simmons

The REAL Bill Simmons, Wing Bowl legend, El Wingador.
(photo: philadelphiaweekly.com)

The Sports Guy isn't the only Bill Simmons who has a firm grasp on his trade as an innovator and pioneer. Bill "El Wingador" Simmons is what you what call a legend in his own right. And his talent is arguably as impressive as his ESPN counterpart.

On Feb. 1 , 2008 at 6:00 am, the greatest eaters in the world will descend upon the Wachovia Center for WIP's Wing Bowl 16, rumored to be the last of the legendary, annual Philadelphia gluttonous extravaganza.

This year's event will pit 5-time Wing Bowl champ El Wingador against reigning champ, and HHR Sportsman of the Year, Joey Chestnut.

Wing Bowl seems to bring out the best eaters each and every year, and in all likelihood is as responsible for "legitimizing" the mainstream "appeal" of competitive eating as much as the famed Coney Island 4th of July Nathan's Hog Dog eating contest.

For an impressive, entertaining and eye-opening look at the unbelievable world of competitive eating, Eat This Book.

For an even more impressive, entertaining and eye-opening look at the unbelievable world of competitive eating, shell out $5, head to the City of Brotherly Love, get drunk at dusk and get your ass into the Wachovia Center to ogle at the Wingettes , and have yourself a blast.

In the meantime, check out some of the pre-game debauchery here.

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